Fringian Enclosed Air/Raft
|Mode||Flight (Hybrid Grav)|
The Enclosed Air/Raft is a type of Hybrid Grav Vehicle.
Description / Specifications
The Enclosed Air/Raft is a relatively small hybrid grav vehicle primarily designed for the civilian market.
Hull / Suspension
A boxy streamlined hull constructed from crystaliron and lightweight composite materials. The vehicle has lateral stub wings that provide lift and assist with aerodynamic maneuvers.
- Length: 5.5m, Width: 3.6m, Height: 2.8m.
- Overall Volume: approximately 41.6m³ (4 dTons).
- Unloaded Weight: 6,700 kg.
The overall volume measures the vehicles maximum dimensions. The enclosed volume of the hull is lower.
The vehicle has Lifters located within the lower hull.
- Maximum Grav Altitude: up to 1 Diameter.
- Maximum Flight Altitude: up to 0.4 Diameters.
Power / Transmission
Closed fuel cells. The fuel supply is contained within protected tanks. The fuel cells power small, powerful ducted fans that provide additional thrust: the fans will not work in very thin atmospheres or at high altitudes.
- Gravitic motion: up to 90 kph.
- Cruise Speed: 160 kph, Top Speed: 230 kph. NOP Speed: 50 kph.
- Duration: 22 days at maximum output.
The vehicle has a centrally located compartment fitted with clear windows and containing three front seats and three rear seats – an additional three passengers can be accommodated though such arrangements are cramped. The vehicle is sealed and is fitted with basic life support and environmental systems. The driver's position is equipped with advanced mechanical controls. An onboard computer system manages the vehicle and a console / heads-up display provides data such as velocity and component status.
The rear section of the compartment is given over to an enclosed cargo hold, fitted with a rear drop door to facilitate loading.
- Cargo Storage: approximately 12m³ (0.8 dTons).
- Maximum load: 2,200 kg (including passengers) before performance is impaired.
Headlights and running lights. A small (typically 200 km range) communications and navigation system. The vehicle is fitted with a civilian-grade radar system with an effective range of 150 km, proximity sensors, and a variety of driver aids.
History / Background
A general purpose grav vehicle available in a variety of body styles and colors.
See also: Flying Craft of the Distant Fringe
References & Contributors / Sources
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